Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Discretionary Bonus & Benefits
Reference BBBH13704_1629811427

Climate change and the urgency to be part of innovative solutions is a trend that will continue to transform the corporate sector, philanthropy and global capital markets. It is already generating demand for high integrity nature-based solutions, and this organization is well positioned and determined to attract this capital to scale up its vision for the conservation of America's most critical natural resources.

Our client is an independent, conservation and communities focused non-profit that invests directly into conservation real estate as well as structures transactions to buy and sell conservation real assets.

This impactful organization has retained Acre to appoint a Director of Climate Finance who will be responsible for marketing and structuring dialogs that build the demand required to accelerate forest conservation projects and increase nature-based solutions for private sector partners. In this role, you will be working with the CFO and CEO as part of the senior leadership team.

The co-benefits of conversation sit at the heart of this organization. Their reputation and credibility to conserve America's landscape is unprecedented.

In this newly created role, the Director will:

  • Design and execute the market strategy, business development plan and create scalable solutions as the organisations commercial architect.

  • Foster, engage and manage significant transaction structuring and origination deals with the corporate, banking, conservation finance or asset management sectors.

  • Articulate how nature-based solutions and carbon markets can be utilized for impact-first opportunities.

The Director will navigate private and public market to build consultative relationships with sophisticated buyers, alongside the growth and delivery on a substantial deal pipeline. You will influence growth and deliver value within a purpose-led environment.

As a commercial, sustainability professional, your experience will include:

  • Corporate finance, banking or investing within impact, sustainability, an ESG portfolio or real assets (such as forestry or agriculture).

  • Engaging with corporate and financial institutions to arrange transactions, deals and partnerships.

  • An appreciation for advancing nature-based solutions for climate change and conservation.

The conservation of landscapes is one of the most significant opportunities to mitigate climate change over the coming decades. This role has an historic opportunity to turn this vision into a reality.

To find out more, please contact Applicants must have work authorization in the US and be able to travel. Our preference is to identify someone who is located on the East Coast.